Determinants of the Death Penalty

A Comparative Study of the World

By Carsten Anckar

© 2004 – Routledge

216 pages

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About the Book

Determinants of the Death Penalty seeks to explain the phenomenon of capital punishment - without recourse to value judgements - by identifying those characteristics common to countries that use the death penalty and those that mark countries which do not. This global study uses statistical analysis to relate the popularity of the death penalty to physical, cultural, social, economical, institutional, actor oriented and historical factors. Separate studies are conducted for democracies and non-democracies and within four regional contexts. The book also contains an in-depth investigation into determinants of the death penalty in the USA.

About the Author

Carsten Anckar is senior lecturer in political science at the Mid-Sweden University and associate professor at the Åbo Akademi University, Finland.

About the Series

Routledge Research in Comparative Politics

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
POL000000
POLITICAL SCIENCE / General
SOC000000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / General
SOC004000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Criminology